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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

What can you say? Every Winterland run is great imo and 77 was a great year. It helps having this available in such crisp quality. I myself am partial I think to 6-7-77 liking the whole Estimated>He's Gone seque - ALOT! Love those slippery groovy seques.

Subject to change but I think I put the December 77 Winterland run at the top of my favorite Winterland runs. ALso - why don't more people talk about the " From Egypt with Love" 78 run?

Hope this passed the " I love the Grateful Dead " muster

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 4, 2006 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

Johhny says:
"Hope this passed the " I love the Grateful Dead " muster "

When I first discovered this site there was no GD forum and there were always complaints about Dead Heads posting threads that were too band specific and not enough LMA issue oriented. I welcomed the new forum and loved the GD discussions that were offered, as well as the funny commentary. I used to love to read through every thread because it was pertinent to the GD issues. It's not just "I Love GD" stuff, I also enjoy, and frequently join in discussions and give and take of negative, unlikeable or controversial traits about the band, shows, eras and scene. The forum is, however, called the Grateful dead forum and it is a music archive site, so I'm not sure that I am out of line in wishing that the threads were more relevant to the music. Recently I have found fewer and fewer pertinent threads to what I always enjoyed about this forum. I find that my eyes glaze over trying to read some of these threads, and to me many of them are indeed inane and pretty boring. I don't have much interest in "whiskey fueled" discussions or flirtatious exchanges. I also find that (again, for me at least) some of these other discussions tend to push more relevant (IMO) threads off the page quicker, so it's harder to find them.

Maybe I'm out of line but this is just one guy's outlook, and it's entirely probable that I am alone in this viewpoint. This is of course a public forum and the people on it decide how it will be used and what it becomes, I just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth



This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-12-04 23:35:16

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 4, 2006 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

everyone's opinion is valid.

but, i just cannot help flirting with SomeDarkHollow -

although I think he is getting upset with the fact that my gaze keeps going toward his nether region instead of looking him in the eyes when speaking to him. I have to work on that.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

I understand your point and you've been here longer than me. I'm not intersted in flirting either, I'm already in love with the only one for me. As for the "inane" - I find usually entertaining and often interesting. I don't like the idea of all the old timers here getting turned off although I'm certainly not the only one here who finds themselves off topic.

I don't know, makes me not want to post here anymore. As far as talking JUST about the Dead I have to admit that a lot of those posts die pretty quickly on their own because just as often as I get turned on to something I just as often see people talking about a show I've heard a thousand times. Can only add so much to that you know? I guess I wish there was an easy way to make everyone happy. Seems like a lot of discontent these days. I'm with High Flow though, I like the sense of community that revolves around a shared love for this great band. One thing I've often found to be true - most every single DeadHead - one that collects and listens to a lot of Dead ( not just looks the part )- I've met has an intelligent interesting mind and I enjoy talking with them. Ok, sorry to ramble. That's where I was coming from. No hard feelings I hope.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

Johnny,

I wasn't intending to be personal, just venting a little bit and stating personal preferences. I would hate to think that my words made any fellow Dead Head uncomfortable or reluctant to express themselves. I was just expressing some of my frustrations. I'm certainly not going to leave this site as it still is my favorite place to hang out online, zits and all.

Peace,
Frank

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

RIght on! Like I said, you've been here a lot longer than me and you are obviously a very knowledgable asset around here. Don't like to feel like I'm partially responsible for putting you and others off. Peace

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

It's the People!

We're just people travelling along and we all happen to love the GD. How often does that happen?!

I kinda like it when we get the "parking lot" conversations. I don't always read the ones that are just two people or three and its obviously a topical conversation. So I just go on and hopefully it'll get to a GD question/statement soon.

For me the Parking Lot was a hoot. We were always trying to crack each other up so I like it when that just "happens" here too.

I'm just glad to be with tribe members whoever the Hell they are.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 4, 2006 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

Thanks deadmax. That's the feeling I get too.

I do respect the opinion of Purple, as he is a VERY knowledgeable and informative poster.

I just feel that any attempt to steer this forum would be futile and more aggrevating than any rambling non-GD posts could ever be.

Consider the division and unrest any 'rules' of self-censorship would cause here. And, who decides what's inane or just quirky...

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 5, 2006 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

Same feeling here - Seems like people are "Thinking a lot about less and less" when it comes to music. Just a 24 hour talk about everything else. Even topics that start like this one (About a specific show) end up with personal chit chat. Too bad - there are a lot of very knowledgable readers / posters here, at least there where.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

Thanks Purple Gel for your thoughts. I appreciate the sentiment, having been a poster at the DeadBase forums back before they got ugly and ultimately disappeared. I've seen more than one "topical" forum become too wide in its scope and lose its relevance. I'd hate to see that happen here.

There is a balance to be struck.

The last few days have seen an extraordinary amount of conversation here, relatively little of it having to do with music. Before the Archive had a GD Forum, Diana Hamilton (whose contributions to the scene are pretty impressive) used to police the content pretty vigilantly, keeping it to Archive-related content (I posted there occasionally under the name "sjl" for which I have lost the password). It's nice to have a little space to spread out, but I come here to talk about the Dead. I stopped lurking because this forum is a great place to talk about the music we all love. I'm glad to learn more about the folks here, but I hope the music always remains the center of this forum.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

where is Diane? Since the forum split up to include a GD channel (fill in the jargon) I've not heard from her here since (my memeory is.. iffy though)

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Poster: elkdog Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-9-77

I haven't seen her either. She was one of the better board admins I've seen; always friendly and understanding, but she also kept things focused. I get all teary-eyed thinking about the lossless downloads and Stratocaster's year-by-year recommendations.